Top Gun: Maverick Heads for Record $85M in Second Weekend

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Top Gun: Maverick may continue to set domestic box office records in its second weekend. Top Gun: Maverick is likely to make another $85 million in its second weekend, including $25 million on Friday, after having the highest Memorial Day Weekend debut ever and the greatest opening of Tom Cruise’s career.

The movie has earned favorable reviews from both fans and reviewers. It received the first A+ CinemaScore and has a 97 percent favorable rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Top Gun: Maverick surpassed 2005’s The War of the Worlds ($243.3 million), and became Cruise’s highest-grossing film in the United States on Saturday. After breaking the first Top Gun ($180.3 million) and Cruise’s Mission: Impossible movies records, including the most recent one, Mission: Impossible — Fallout ($220.2 million), this is the highest grossing picture ever.

With Maverick at the top of the box office once again, the remainder of this week’s top five films are similar to those from the previous weekend. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness by Marvel Studios is in second position, collecting about $6.5 million as the countdown to its Disney+ streaming premiere continues. The Bob’s Burgers Movie is still ranked third.

In North America, Top Gun: Maverick has the stage mostly to themselves until Jurassic World: Dominion arrives next weekend.